after a scheme by Claude Nicolas Ledoux in 1775, this master-piece
of neo-classical industrial architecture, destined to process the
salt brine from near-by Salins, listed in the UNESCO universal patrimony,
is a remarkable example of a monument largely inspired by the phalanstery
ideal. The aesthetic harmony of this ensemble is essentially based
on the perfect balance of shapes and the systematic symetry of the
different buildings radiating from the Head's Lodge.